Comerio

(ko-me-REE-o)

Comerío is known as "La Perla de Plata" (the pearl of the Plata). Comerío was founded on June 12, 1826. Originally named "Sabana del Palmar", but later changed to Comerío, named after a local Indian chief Comerio.

Comerío is located in the center-eastern region of island, north of Aibonito; south of Naranjito and Bayamón; east of Barranquitas; and west of Cidra and Aguas Buenas. Its rivers are: Rio Hondo Arroata and La Plata.

Land Area: 73 sq km (28.2 sq mi)
Water Area: 0.13 sq km
Population: 20,002
Density: 272.8 per sq km (709.2 per sq mi)
Housing Units: 7,311
Housing Density: 257.5
Per Capita Income: $4,972
Source: 2000 Census
Hymn: Con alma henchida de amor y ensueño...
Wards: Cedrito, Doña Elena, Nananjo, Palomas, Piñas, Pueblo, Río Hondo and Vega Redonda.
Driving Distance: 31.8 miles *
Driving Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes *

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* The distance was calculated from San Juan.

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Enrique A. Laguerre was nominated for the Nobel Price for Literature in 1999. He is considered the most important Puerto Rican novelist.